13 Feb
Austrian military truck tarps, tractor innertubes & vintage WWII canvases used to craft unique bag collection

When first introduced to Defy Bags we knew we were onto something special. Chris Tag, founder and mastermind behind the hand-crafted Chicago-based leather goods company, grew up in an industrial auto manufacturing town which fostered his appreciation for hard work and craftsmanship. Since launching his brand in 2008, Tag has crafted each product from mostly […]


21 Jun
Multi-purpose bag for the commuter, student or professional

When hard graft crafts a product, you can expect quality in design and manufacture. Handmade by Italian artisans, their 2UNFOLD is no exception: the slim multi-purpose laptop bag can be used as a briefcase, shoulder bag or backpack. It’ll easily fit your 17” Macbook, or can be used as a courier bag and clutch to […]


9 Nov
Typeface tshirt collection by Kawamura and Yonenaga

A beautiful fusion of fashion and typography, this 2010 collection of  shirts are designed after five famous typecases: helvetica, caslon, baskerville, courier and cooper black. Japanese designers Masahi Kawamura and Itaru Yonenaga aimed to combine the form of the font with the form of the human body. “I aimed to capture the character of each […]


19 Aug
Austrians deliver yet again

Hard Graft is almost always money, and their new 2Unfold ($515) leather laptop bag is no exception. The transformable bag is handmade in Italy from Italian vegetable tanned leather and accented with their signature 100% wool felt. What makes this particular laptop case unique is the design, which through a series of straps and grips […]